Intersecting ideas: Cultural studies postdoctoral fellows bring new courses to campus

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications

New postdoctoral fellows at Princeton are pursuing research and teaching in the areas of comparative cultures, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and global health. The postdoctoral research associates are: Catherine Clune-Taylor; Tala Khanmalek; Amy Krauss; Alecia McGregor; Laurel Mei-Singh; and Nomi Stone.

The scholars are supported by the Provost's Fund for Cultural Studies, which funds new courses and other academic initiatives in the areas of identity and culture. The fund was established in May 2015, following recommendations of the University's Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The fund provides additional support to departments to offer new and expanded courses in topics that are of growing interest to students. Proposals for this academic year are due Feb. 1 and may be submitted through the 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.

"Thanks to the contributions of our postdoctoral fellows, our undergraduates are able to explore identity and culture in courses not previously available at Princeton," Provost David S. Lee said. "These courses create opportunities for our students to engage in these topics and with each other in new and enriching ways. By supporting these initiatives, we not only continue to expand knowledge in areas that are critically relevant to society today, but we also continue to create an environment at Princeton that encourages the exchange of differing perspectives and weaves diversity into all aspects of life at the University."

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